That said, Asim Abbasi and Mo Azmi have given so many the opportunity to feel seen and validated by a visual narrative
It is a tenderly crafted romance, as well as a story of the violence and erasure imposed on trans bodies.
I found myself questioning if this was an instance of a man centring himself in a conversation that wasn’t about him.
An exhibit at Karachi Biennale was forcibly shut down. Does public art not belong to the public in Pakistan?
As the Biennale disowns an exhibit they curated and an artist under threat, it casts a new light on the organisation.
“Miss Phudina Chuttni is urbanised – a regular, every day urban Pakistani," says Muhammad Moiz of his onstage persona.
The team behind Laal Kabootar explains what it takes to recreate Karachi in way that feels real.
Was the ‘Gully aesthetic’ just an aestheticisation of poverty? Was this story Zoya Akhtar’s to tell?
Even a well-intentioned festival can struggle to break free of the structures that have come to define us.
The speakers grappled with the 'intellectual' and 'artist' label rather than talk about Karachi's pressing concerns
IBA's 'Thinkfest' was generally dynamic and inclusive, but still, something was amiss